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Washington National Cathedral opens its space for Seeing Deeper

Washington National Cathedral opens its space for Seeing Deeper

In early February, the National Cathedral has planned Seeing Deeper, five days of events intended for visitors to experience the cathedral’s space in a new way:

By removing thousands of chairs, the Cathedral looks a lot like it would have during medieval times. The openness and grandeur of the empty nave allows visitors to find their own paths for creative expression and spiritual freedom.

The events will include photography sessions, sacred drumming and a couple other musical performances and a picnic on the last day. Click the link in the first paragraph above for a schedule and downloadable flyer.

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JC Fisher
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JC Fisher

I'm imagining a roller-skate ballet performance...

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Lee Cheek
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Lee Cheek

What a wonderful idea. The photograph is stunning. I would love to share this on facebook but the photo does not show up in the feed.

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Ted Thomas Martin
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Ted Thomas Martin

"By removing thousands of chairs" . I love it; all churches should remove those anti social pews that are all to common in America. Chairs are so much more functional, I do see a few churches waking up to this issue, which is encouraging, but too slow in coming.

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Dunstan Harding
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Dunstan Harding

RC cathedrals and great churches should start to do the same. With a massive incense brazier at which visitors may make votive offerings of incense before the great rood screen.

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Márcio Albino
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Márcio Albino

As many orthodox churches do having the nave with free space. And in some of their worships, people walk around the church during the service, kissing icons, lightning candles and praying...

That is a good ideia! Congrats Cathedral!

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